News | 3 November 2023

Council tax fraudster hit with court fine and costs

A Middlesbrough Council Tax fraudster has been hit hard in the pocket after stealing from the public purse for over six years.

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News | 12 June 2023

Councils and Veritau crackdown on Blue Badge abuse

On 26 May, as part of a National Blue Badge Day of Action, parking enforcement officers and fraud investigators from three of our member councils worked together to crackdown and help tackle the abuse of blue badges.

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News | 14 January 2021

Be alert to vaccine fraud

We’re supporting a campaign by the Government Counter Fraud Profession and NHS Counter Fraud Authority to combat so-called vaccine fraud. Covid-19 vaccination programmes have opened up new opportunities...

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News | 19 November 2020

Social care fraud

Social care fraud isn’t the type of crime that springs to mind when the word ‘fraud’ is mentioned, but it’s one of the fastest growing risks to the public purse.…

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News | 17 November 2020

Business rates fraud

What is business rates fraud? Business rates fraud is when businesses attempt to gain relief or exemptions from business rates that they’re not entitled to. It’s also known as non-domestic…

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News | 5 November 2020

Fraud team shortlisted for national award

We're pleased to announce that our counter fraud team has been shortlisted for a Tackling Economic Crime Award (TECA) for the second year in a row. Sponsored by Cifas...

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News | 21 October 2020

York man prosecuted for misusing family member’s blue badge

The York man was caught misusing a family member’s blue badge in the city centre earlier this year. An investigation into the misuse was conducted following...

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News | 2 June 2020

Fraud alert: Covid-19 business grants

Beware of the latest Covid business grants fraud, where scammers email councils requesting information about businesses. It’s been confirmed these were sent by fraudsters, pretending to be senior officers from…

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Image of 'closed' sign in shop window Covid 19 business grant fraud

News | 17 February 2020

Fraud in schools: does it happen?

When you think of fraud, a school environment doesn't usually come to mind. But no-one is immune from the risks. Unfortunately fraud in schools can and does occur...

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News | 30 July 2018

Prosecution for council tax fraud discovered through data match

First fraud case of its kind to be discovered through a data match. Working for Richmondshire District Council, our fraud team has uncovered and successfully prosecuted...

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